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Initiatives for SDGs

Initiatives for SDGs

What Are SDGs?

In September of 2015, the "United Nations Sustainable Development Summit" was held at the UN Headquarters.
The outcome document thereof, "Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development," was unanimously adopted by 193 member nations and contains Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs consist of 17 goals with 169 associated targets. In order to achieve these goals by 2030, the participation and contributions of companies are expected.

  • Efforts by the IDEC Group towards these SDGs have been introduced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their website as an example of companies engaged in SDGs.

Contributions to SDGs through Business

The IDEC Group aims to create new economic and social value through our business activities and to contribute to safety and the environment on the global level.
Here, we introduce our 6 business catergories, our core products, the social value they create, and the related SDGs.

Core products Social value Major related SDGs
HMI Solutions
  • - Switches
  • - Emergency-stop pushbutton switches
  • - Joysticks
  • - Buzzers
  • - Display lights
  • - Pursuing safety and ease of use
  • - Quality assurance
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 12. Responsible consumption and production
Panel Solutions
  • - Relays / sockets
  • - Terminal blocks
  • - Switching power supplies
  • - Circuit protectors
  • - Industrial LED lighting
  • - Reducing consumed energy
  • - Providing optimal light for various applications
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • - Programmable controllers
  • - Operator Interfaces
  • - Sensors(Photoelectric switches / Proximity switches)
  • - Automatic identification devices
  • - Solutions to shortage of workers
  • - Achieving sophisticated management control in medical institutions
  • - Solutions for achieving automation in cases of increase in logistics
  • - Solutions for factory automation in diverse manufacturing industries
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Safety and Explosion protection Solutions
  • - Safety-related devices
  • - Explosion-protection devices
  • - Eliminating industrial accidents
  • - Promoting international standardization
  • 8. Decent work and economic growth
  • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • - Security systems
  • - Various systems
  • - Constructing optimal systems by combining control devices and technology
  • 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • 17. Partnerships for the goals
New Businesses
  • - Renewable energy business
  • - Next-generation agricultural solutions
  • - Ultrafine bubble generator
  • - Utilizing natural energy
  • - Promoting the use of renewable energy
  • - Promoting the healthy growth of vegetation
  • - Achieving efficient soil purification
  • - Creating a safe and comfortable environment in global society
  • 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 13. Climate action
  • 15. Life on land

Relationship between SDGs and Five CSR Priority Areas

We/IDEC add Safety and Quality as our strengths to “ESG” (Environment / Social / Governance) to create “ESG+Sa+Q”, which we consider to be our five CSR priority areas. The following describes the relationship between the five priority areas and SDGs.

  • Environment

    • 6. Clean water and sanitation
    • 7. Affordable and clean energy
    • 12. Responsible consumption and production
    • 13. Climate action

    Environmental Policy
    With regard to enterprise management and the global environment, we realize that people around the world have a shared desire to happily coexist with the earth. Therefore, in all of our business activities, we prioritize environmental conservation and strive for sustainable development.

  • Social

    • 3. Good health and well-being
    • 5. Gender equality
    • 8. Decent work and economic growth
    • 10. Reduced inequalities

    Code of conduct in relationship between IDEC and stakeholders
    In conducting our business activities, we respect all of our stakeholders including our customers, suppliers, partners, shareholders, society, and our employees, maintaining the dignity as a trusted company, coexisting with and flourishing with stakeholders.

  • Governance

    • 8. Decent work and economic growth
    • 16. Peace, justice and strong institutions
    • 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Corporate Governance Policy
    Since the IDEC Group believes that management transparency and efficiency for stakeholders including shareholders is the basis of corporate governance, we strengthen our corporate governance in order to increase our corporate value.

  • Safety

    • 3. Good health and well-being
    • 8. Decent work and economic growth
    • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
    • 11. Sustainable cities and communities

    Safety Policy
    Based on our basic management policy of "contributing to society and economy through business activities" under the premise of "management with respect for humanity," the IDEC Group aims to constantly achieve a high level of safety in all our business activities, creating a safe and comfortable environment not only inside the IDEC Group but throughout global society.

  • Quality

    • 9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
    • 12. Responsible consumption and production
    • 17. Partnerships for the goals

    Quality Assurance Policy
    The quality we are aiming at is “usability.” In order to provide superior products that users can purchase and use with satisfaction, and to develop technologies that make them the most economically, we have established a quality assurance system that challenges every employees and realize "IDEC Quality."

Internal Prevailing of SDGs

We conduct training and workshops on SDGs to raise awareness and understanding of employees to SDGs. Up to now, we have set up a workshop at the follow-up training for recruited employees and at the general conference of each division, and there we provide the opportunity to think about what we/IDEC can do with SDGs.

  • Holding CSR Innovation Seminar

    The IDEC Group regularly holds in-house seminars on CSR for executives, division managers, and leader-level employees. We invite experts inside and outside the company to hold CSR seminars based on five themes from time to time. The theme contains Safety (Sa) and Quality (Q) issues which is the foundation of the IDEC Group as a manufacturer that creates "safety" in addition to the three issues of Environment (E), Social (S) and Governance (G). Through seminar attendance, we consider social issues, SDGs and efforts to solve them, and then we improve the level of ESG + Sa + Q to increase corporate value.

  • Holding SDGs Workshops

    In order to deepen the understanding of SDGs and solve social issues, we hold workshops for each division as an opportunity to consider and discuss ideas about how we can expand the IDEC Group business and core technology and what we can do. From new employees to executive officers, members participate from various generations and participate in free, lively debate, make SDGs issues "personally involved."

  • Implementing CSR Trainings

    We conduct CSR training for young employees who joined us as recent graduates. We also hold SDGs workshops on initiatives to CSR and thinking about what the IDEC Group can do to achieve SDGs. It is a good opportunity for participants to reconfirm their own standing points by reflecting on their own career they have cultivated up to now, as well as by engaging in the training together with members who are the same age.